US Marine Captain Jesse Melton clearly displayed the character strength of curiosity in every facet of his life. Whether spending time with family or serving with his fellow Marines, Jesse was always open to new experiences and knowledge. Jesse’s curiosity led him to pursue numerous passions and hobbies throughout his life: from earning a black belt in the Marine Corps Martial Arts program to becoming an avid scuba diver, his thirst for new skills to master knew no bounds. During the Christmas season before his final deployment, Jesse introduced his family to salsa dancing--one of his favorite new activities--as a way to celebrate the holiday. Jesse never stopped learning, never stopped growing, and always encouraged his family, friends, and fellow Marines to do the same. 

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